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A U.S. government plan for online IDs has rolled out in two states. The plan's aim is to increase online security, but some say it sacrifices privacy. Video provided by Newsy

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Reuters - US Online Video (Aug. 6, 2014) — A cybersecurity firm says a Russian gang stole 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords in the largest known breach of online credentials. Linda So reports. Video provided by Reuters
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China's Government Now Prohibited from Buying Microsoft Windows 8

China's Government Now Prohibited from Buying Microsoft Windows 8

TheStreet (June 5, 2014) — China has issued a ban on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, prohibiting it on government computers. A Chinese news agency reported that the ban by the Central Government Procurement Center was put in place to protect security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system. It targets new purchases, stipulating that desktop, laptop and tablet computers bought by the government must use a different operating system. Microsoft said was surprised by the decision and is working with the Chinese government to ensure its products and services meet all government procurement requirements. Video provided by TheStreet
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Microsoft Names Satya Nadella as CEO, Gates to Be Technology Advisor

Microsoft Names Satya Nadella as CEO, Gates to Be Technology Advisor

TheStreet (Feb. 4, 2014) — Microsoft names Satya Nadella as its new CEO to replace outgoing chief Steve Ballmer effective immediately. Nadella is a 22-year veteran of the company. Ballmer says, "He's got a technical background and perhaps more importantly a remarkable ability to see opportunities within the marketplace." Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will take a more hands-on roll as Technology Advisor. Gates will devote a third of his time to product development. Board Member John Thompson will replace Gates as Chairman of the Board. TheStreet's Ruben Ramirez has details from Wall Street. Video provided by TheStreet
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Driverless Car Steering a Course to Road Readiness

Driverless Car Steering a Course to Road Readiness

Reuters (June 11, 2013) — Researchers at Carnegie Melon University are putting the finishing touches on their version of a driverless car that, they say, lays the groundwork for computers to replace humans in the driver seat within a decade.
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